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Polymers - Properties and Applications

Controlled Release

A Quantitative Treatment

Authors: Fan, Liang-tseng, Singh, Satish K.

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The concept of controlled release has attracted increasing attention over the last two decades, with the applications of this technology proliferating in diverse fields in­ cluding medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. Research and developmental efforts related to controlled release are multiplying in both industry and academia. The reason for this phenomenal growth is obvious. The use of a variety of biologically active agents, such as drugs, fertilizers and pesticides, has become an integral part of modern society. Along with the use of these reagents has evolved an awareness that their uncontrolled application almost inevitably induces harmful effects on the health of humans and their surrounding environments. To eliminate or minimize these harmful effects necessitates the controlled release of these chemicals. Moreover, the controlled release of substances, not usually considered toxic or hazardous, e.g., some catalysts and nutrients, can enhance their effectiveness. The number and variety of controlled release systems, differing in their physical and chemical makeup, are increasing rapidly. Proliferation almost always demands correlation, generalization and unification; it requires both the development of underlying theories of their behavior and the mechanistic interpretation of their performance. This, in turn, requires a statistical and mathematical (quantitative) treatment of the scientific information and technical data pertaining to them. A quantitative treatment can also facilitate the formulation of procedures for computer-aided design of these systems through a priori prediction of their per­ formance for a variety of design parameters.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fan, Professor Liang-tseng (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Diffusion-Controlled Release

    Fan, Professor Liang-tseng (et al.)

    Pages 9-88

  • Chemical Reaction Controlled Release

    Fan, Professor Liang-tseng (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

  • Swelling-Controlled Release

    Fan, Professor Liang-tseng (et al.)

    Pages 110-156

  • Special Controlled-Release Systems

    Fan, Professor Liang-tseng (et al.)

    Pages 157-166

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controlled Release
Book Subtitle
A Quantitative Treatment
Authors
Series Title
Polymers - Properties and Applications
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-74507-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-74507-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-74509-6
Series ISSN
0171-7901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 233
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